VANCOUVER, Dec. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Safeway today opened the new Marpole store
located at 8475 Granville Street, Vancouver. Introducing the newest design
features for an extraordinary grocery shopping experience, the Marpole Safeway
provides a focus on local and organic natural selections in every
department. There are over 1,600 items throughout the store tagged with the
Buy BC Food labels to help consumers more easily identify and purchase food
grown, harvested and processed in British Columbia.
"We recognize that Metro Vancouver grocery shoppers are seeking healthy meal
solutions, locally produced products and items that address a wide range of
dietary health concerns and the Marpole Safeway has been specifically designed
with the consumer in mind," said Mike Nash, Vice President, Safeway
Operations. "We are excited to be open in this community and our 160
employees are ready to once again serve our customers in the Marpole area,"
The new 53,132 square foot store has expanded premium offerings including;
-- Authentic Asian products in every department and every aisle,
in store made sushi and dim sum.
-- European style deli offering restaurant quality meal solutions,
locally produced specialty meats and cheeses and a cheese
-- Full service meat department featuring AAA grain fed and hand
selected Canadian Beef and fresh sustainable seafood offerings.
-- Fresh produce department with over 120 organic items.
-- The in store Pharmacy has been expanded to provide a private
area for patient consultation and immunizations.
The new environmentally friendly design of the store is LEED Silver
Certifiable with a green rooftop, energy efficient equipment and a commitment
to maximize store waste diversion through composting, cardboard recycling and
plastic bag recycling facilities.
The Marpole Safeway is open seven days a week between 7:00am and midnight and
provides 134 underground parking stalls for Safeway customers.
About Sobeys Inc.
Proudly Canadian, with headquarters in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Sobeys has
been serving the food shopping needs of Canadians for 106 years. A
wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited (TSX:EMP.A), Sobeys owns or
franchises more than 1,500 stores in all 10 provinces under retail banners
that include Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, and
Lawton's Drug Stores as well as more than 330 retail fuel locations. Sobeys
and its franchise affiliates employ more than 124,000 people. The company's
goal is to be widely recognized as the best food retailer and workplace
environment in Canada. Sobeys Inc. operates 223 stores under the Safeway
banner across Western Canada. More information on Sobeys Inc. can be found
SOURCE Canada Safeway Limited
CONTACT: Mary D'astolfo, 604-601-2646, Email:Mary.Dastolfo@safeway.com
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